Snow hasn't received an official offer from Texas, but plans on being to be the first of the Longhorns' 2008 recruiting class and said he's confident Texas will offer him. The reason is that the interest is definitely mutual. Snow has been in constant contact with Texas offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and expects to be able to personally give Mack Brown his commitment in their face-to-face meeting in Austin.
Snow has taken several unofficial visits to Austin already, but what inspired him to go ahead and make his decision now?
"It's a great school, it fits my personality, they've got a great O-line coach, (McWhorter)," said Snow. "It's where I want to be. It's where I need to be."
Two of Snow's former Gilmer teammates, 2007 Texas commits G.J. Kinne and Curtis Brown, will officially sign with Texas on February 7th, National Signing Day. Snow says he didn't make his decision based off Kinne and Brown's commitments, but is excited to join them in Austin and says "it's really cool that they're going to go there."
The verbal commitment for Snow is awfully early, but the junior OL had a simple explanation.
"Guess it just means I'm just a bell cow. Eager to follow," said Snow with a laugh.
Snow, Kinne and Brown aren't the only Gilmer Buckeyes who could end up in Burnt Orange. WR Lamar Harris and RB Justin Johnson are also top-flight junior athletes who are candidates for scholarship offers from Texas as well. As much as Snow would like for Harris and Johnson to make it a full five-spot of Gilmerians -- Gilmerites? Gilmer...players from Gilmer -- on the Texas roster, he's going to let his teammates make their own decisions.
"It'd be great (if they came to Texas), but I want them to do what's best for them," said Snow.
The Longhorns will also hold a Junior Day on the 24th of February.